Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death due to unintentional injuries in Santa Clara County. Creating a safe environment where people can live, work, and play requires addressing all of the risk areas that impact the health and well-being of Santa Clara County's residents. The Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention has teamed up with a broad network of public health agencies, community based organizations, pedestrians and bicycle advocates, law enforcement, school officials, community leaders and local citizens to address traffic safety issues in the County using a multifaceted approach know as the 5 E's: Education, Enforcement, Engineering, Encouragement, and Evaluation. The Center has launched initiatives and offers programs for Santa Clara County residents to help reduce injuries and deaths due to traffic accidents. Below is a list of current initiatives:
Santa Clara County Public Health Department launches "Walk Wise, Drive Smart"Public Safety Awareness Campaign. Click here to learn more.
2013 Walk and Bike to School manual
For more information about traffic safety or getting involved in one of the initiatives above, contact:
Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP)
1400 Parkmoor Avenue, Suite 120B
San Jose, CA 95126
Main Line: 408-793-2700